Saturday, January 30, 2016

A Delightful Day Trip... Old-Fashioned Charm


I'm so glad you've dropped in. My kids are at youth camp this weekend. On a whim, my husband and I drove down to Bentonville, Arkansas, a town about an hour from here. It was a fun new experience. I felt like I'd walked onto a movie set! It had a thriving square downtown with lots of specialty shops, businesses and the Walmart museum. It was beautiful. 



The spectacular aspect was that there were people everywhere taking advantage of the nearly 70° weather! They were walking dogs, biking, shopping, sitting on the lawn on the square talking, eating at outside tables at little restaurants— some people even had dogs sitting by their feet at the tables! It was amazing! Everyone I spoke to was so friendly, too.  



On a side street, we passed by a doggy bakery. Just imagine! Lowell dropped me off just so I could run inside and see what it was like. They had fresh baked pastries that looked like they were from a posh bakery for humans! 



What did I buy? Not a thing! I'm not that kind of girl. ~grin~ I did see a bin of dog biscuits by the pound for $5.98 and a five pound bag of dog food for $49.98. Oh how tempting! Not! I'm a thrifty gal and glad of it. My little dog enjoys pieces of her regular dog food as treats. It was truly fun to see though.  



We ended our time in Bentonville with a stop for lunch at one of my favorite places, Chick-fil-A. We enjoyed their chicken nuggets with a variety of sauces. It was a delightful trip.... Now, I need to go buy some dog food!

I would love to hear from you.
ஐღLauraღஐ 
...doing what I can with what I've got where I am 
on a short shoestring budget!
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29 comments:

  1. Oh my, a dog bakery! Too funny :) It sounded like you had a lovely time with your husband and I am so glad you were able to enjoy the day together.

    Have a blessed Sunday, my friend. Hugs!

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  2. Sounds like a great day out, good for you!

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  3. Sigh, I miss Chic fil A. Gourmet dog treats---a neighbor makes peanut butter ones and our dog loves them...have a beautiful SONday, friend.

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  4. I'm glad you had such a nice get-away. I appreciate that chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays. (We don't shop or buy on Sundays).
    In our nearest city here, there was a dog bakery (it since has gone out of business). But like yours, it was so neat. It was old-fashioned and I wished it was a real bakery for people! I was walking with my daughter and her dog and we went in. Outside was fresh water for dogs to drink. (It was summer and hot). Inside was quaint and there was an air-conditioning vent with a rug for dogs to sit and cool off.
    Cute but ridiculous as I am not one for spending money on pets. But it is interesting to see there is another dog bakery out there. Andrea

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  5. It sounds like a great day! I like the pictures. The bakery would be neat to see but I'm like you, no treats would go home with me either. My dogs are kind of fussy and sometimes won't try a new treat. Hugs,

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  6. Hi Friend Stephanie,
    I did have a good time, Stephanie. It was refreshing.
    Hugs to you, too!
    Laura

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  7. What a charming-looking/sounding town! Seems like it had an old-fashioned quality to it....other than those dog biscuits and food prices! Whew! They must have gold nuggets slivers somewhere in them! LOL! So thankful you had a fun time with your husband. :) Sending you big hugs on this Lord's Day!

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  8. Hi Annie,
    It was nice to do something different.
    Blessings,
    Laura

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  9. Hi Linda,
    I should have taken photos. It was amazing!
    Blessings,
    Laura

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  10. Sounds like a good time and a great place to visit. The doggie bakery is the first I've heard of. Blessings

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  11. I enjoy reading your blog, however, I am just a reader and do not have a blog of my own.

    I wanted to tell you about another blog, based in Bentonville. It is "Kellys Korner."

    You might want to check it out. Kelly is a Christian mom of three little ones.

    I love to read about your frugal ways as I, too, am frugal!

    Sheila Hill

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  12. Good Morning Laura,

    How nice for you having such a glorious day trip and enjoying pleasant 70° weather. Your Chick-fil-A does sound yummy! I have never eaten there but here so many good things about it and the Christian owners behind it.

    Have a lovely Monday,
    ♥Hope

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  13. Fun! My mom lives very close to Bentonville. She lives in Bella Vista. I love the area. It is super beautiful. What a fun trip you had. I LOVE Chick-Fi-La!!!!

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  14. Looks like you had a lovely day in a lovely place!! Thanks for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  15. What a lovely time you had.

    To answer your questions, yes. My blog is mainly for hosting giveaways and yes, our little baby girl is already a few weeks old. :) Once you get your shop organized and such, could you sponsor a giveaway with one of the bags then?
    Love,
    Mary
    Ps. You can email me.

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  16. It was, Bethany. It was just the kind of spontaneous day get away that we needed. I just visited your blog and commented.
    Be blessed,
    Laura

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  17. What a pretty town. Looks like something out of a movie set. Had a good chuckle over the dog bakery. No wonder people from other countries think we Americans are spoiled!

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  18. I'm a new reader, Laura. I lived in Rogers, Ar for 4 years (next to Bentonville) and we have such sweet memories of our time there. Thanks for a trip down memory lane -- love your blog! Dana

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  19. Thanks for taking time to talk back Dana and Jane!

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  20. Love Bentonville. We drive up from Texas to Illinois through there some times. The hills around there are beautiful and we often think of it as an ideal place. Enjoy taking the trip around town with you.

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  21. I love visiting some of our historical, local towns. You can really find a lot of interesting things and learn a lot. Sounds like y'all had fun!

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  22. I've been there, too Mrs. Chrissy. It's lovely.

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  23. A doggy bakery?? My bulldog would be in heaven! That looks like a neat place! And nice weather is awesome too!!!

    xoxo Alexis @ chemistry cachet

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  24. So glad to hear you had a nice day out! Looks like it was the perfect combination of everything!

    We visited Savanah a couple of years ago which has many squares throughout. I loved the charm of it! Your trip here reminded me of that. :-)

    Blessings.

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  25. What a lot of fun, Laura! I love little towns like this. Two I often enjoy not far from our two children's homes are Frederick, MD, and Franklin, TN. Visiting today as your neighbor at #Whole Hearted Home.

    Blessings,
    Pam

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